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Siri Wacana KITA Bil. 7/2022: How an Emerging Economic Justice Movement in a Country on the Brink of Economic Collapse May Look Like
November 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
HOW AN EMERGING ECONOMIC JUSTICE MOVEMENT IN A COUNTRY ON THE BRINK OF ECONOMIC COLLAPSE MAY LOOK LIKE
PROF. DR. SANDYA HEWAMANNE
Profesor Antropology & Pengarah Pusat Kajian Global Selatan
University of Essex, United Kingdom
This talk focuses on a national village subcontractors’ association led by former global factory workers of Sri Lanka that was initiated via a research impact activity. Since its inception in 2019, the association has faced a global pandemic and related national economic crisis–thus forcing the organization to evolve in unexpected ways. Focusing on the association’s journey and how advocacy and measured intervention can lead to transformational politics, the talk highlights the need for rethinking conventional definitions and trajectories of grassroots economic justice. Sri Lanka’s current national economic crisis necessitates a fresh look at the role of this budding economic justice movement and what it means for feminist approaches to political economy.
ATUR CARA TENTATIF
Tarikh: 15 November 2022 (Selasa)
Masa: 10 pagi – 12 tengah hari (GMT +8)
Tempat: KITA Meeting Room
Platform: Zoom & KITA Facebook page (pautan di bawah)
10.00 pagi: Pengenalan oleh Moderator Dr. Rachel Chan Suet Kay, Felo Penyelidik KITA
10.05 pagi: Kata-kata aluan oleh Prof. Dr. Kartini Aboo Talib @ Khalid, Timbalan Pengarah KITA
10.10 pagi: Seminar oleh Prof. Dr. Sandya Hewamanne
11.10 pagi: Sesi Q & A
Sandya Hewamanne is a professor of Anthropology and the director of the Center for Global South Studies at the University of Essex, United Kingdom. She is the author of Stitching Identities in a Free Trade Zone: Gender and Politics in Sri Lanka, University of Pennsylvania Press (2008); Sri Lanka’s Global Factory Workers: (Un)Disciplined Desires and Sexual Struggles in a Post-Colonial Society, Routledge (2016); Re-stitching Identities in Rural Sri Lanka: Gender, Neoliberalism and the Politics of Contentment, University of Pennsylvania Press (2020) and the co-editor of The Political Economy of Post-COVID Life and Work in the Global South: Pandemic and Precarity (Springer 2022). She is the Founder, Director of IMPACT-Global Work, a non-profit which connects academics and activists to initiate beneficial policies for workers in the Global South.